1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 3/4 cup raisins, craisins or currants
Preheat oven to 400°F degrees.Note: If buttermilk is not on hand, 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt may be substituted. Try different flavors of yogurt for new flavor variations!
Pour the buttermilk (or other liquid) over oatmeal and allow to soak while mixing the dry ingredients. Add egg and sugar to the oatmeal mixture and combine well.
Note: If desired, soak raisins, craisins or currants in 2 tablespoons rum 15 minutes before mixing into batter to plump, refresh and add extra flavor. They can also be heated in water in the microwave for 30 seconds or so for a similar effect.
In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix together well. Pour in the melted butter or vegetable oil; stir. Add raisins, craisins, currants (or a mixture of these). Combine all ingredients and stir together just until mixed.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Makes 12-14 medium or 6 Texas style muffins.
Submitted by: CM found on:cooks.com